2D Healthcare Accessibility: The Basics
The healthcare environment is unique and establishing an accessible environment for patients, family members, and visitors with disabilities is critical for effective care. This workshop focuses on the basic approaches used in healthcare to provide services, facilities and communication. Accessibility means that patients with disabilities can come into facilities, move around, get services, and participate during care. The workshop reviews the basic principles, practices, and approaches used in a complex healthcare system. Some specific ways to offer accessibility may require scheduling physically accessible spaces and equipment, communicating in ways that allow effective participation by patients with hearing, cognitive, or vision loss or changing ways of positioning on equipment during care.
1. Understand the basic principles of Title II & III and the application to healthcare.
2. Understand how to use the principles in creating a program
3. Gain insights on successful strategies and processes
4. Identify challenges or barriers to providing fully accessible care in complex healthcare environments